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Dragon Age: Origins

9 years ago

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The Very Important List Of PC Games, Part 2/5

Yesterday, as you may have noted, Dr Rossignol began our lecture series on the most important PC games of all time. Much like The Christmas Lectures, The Reith Lectures, and the TED Lectures, this definitive series has been a part of our institution as long as the Earth has borne stones. In this second part Professor John Walker explains the varying importanceness of a second…

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10 years ago

Abbreviation Blowout: ME2 & DA:O DLC

What would it be like if Dragon Age's Morrigan and Mass Effect's Liara T'Soni met? I fed that question into the RPS supercomputer and it spat out the above image. I don't think it was trying very hard. Anyway as of yesterday both ladies have received their very own DLC, with DA's Witch Hunt and ME2's Lair of the Shadow Broker both available for download…

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Terminal Witch: Witch Hunt Trailer

September 7th is looking like a bad day for people find themselves bleeding from every orifice whenever Bioware release Downloadable Content. They're going to be painfully jettisoning twice the fluids they may have expected, because as well as Lair of the Shadow Broker for Mass Effect 2, they're releasing Witch Hunt for Dragon Age: Origins which basically takes your Warden out for the final part…

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Dragon Age: Bioware’s Smashiest Hit Ever*

Just as a follow-up to Jim's post earlier, it's worth pointing out a Bioware comment from last week in which they revealed that Dragon Age: Origins was their most successful game ever. Which makes it doubly weird that they're trying to make Dragon Age 2 more like the Mass Effects. The first one, at least, was a less successful project.*As of last November. Mass Effect…

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Anti-Alistair: Darkspawn Chronicles Is Out

The next big chunk of Dragon Age DLC is now out, and (as John mentioned a couple of weeks back) it's a devious little concept. It's only a module rather than another Awakenings-size mega-chunk, but it's a chance to step inside the festering skin of a Darkspawn hurlock and lay vicious siege to the puny human city of Denerim. The idea is 'your' Dragon Age…

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New Dragon Age DLC: Darkspawn Chronicles

There's new Dragon Age DLC on the way. Which so far hasn't really been much of a cause for celebration, but this one, Darkspawn Chronicles, sounds interesting. Very interesting. It's an alternative history, where your character is killed during the Grey Warden's Joining ceremony. This leaves the lovely Alistair in charge of the elite group, but oh no, you don't play as him. You play…

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11 years ago

DAO: Awakening Trailer, Ostagar Released

It's not exactly jam-packed with detail, but there's a new Dragon Age: Awakening trailer that features a spectral skellington dragon, The Queen of Black Marsh. That's good enough, right? Which also affords me the opportunity to let you know that the long, long delayed Return To Ostagar DLC is finally available for the PC (the poor PS3 crowd still don't have it). Almost a month…

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DragonLC: Return To Ostagar

Dragon Age's first post-release DLC has been announced, and it's called "Return To Ostagar". It apparently "allows players to exact their revenge and embark on a quest for the mighty arms and armor of the once great King Cailan when they revisit Ostagar, the site of the Grey Wardens’ darkest hour, to reclaim the honor and learn the secrets of Ferelden’s fallen king." It's going…

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Rock, Paper, Sorcerer? Dragon Age Tools

The Dragon Age toolset has been released, which is surely they only sensible way to defeat the DLC demon that walks in our shadow. Purge it with the capacity to "build new, original campaigns, quests, or cut-scenes," or even "create your own stories with the powerful cinematics editor that offers full control of the camera, voice and lip syncing tools, and a full character creator."…

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PC Gamer: Dragon Age Origins Review

My review of Dragon Age in PC Gamer is now online. All 60 million words, but short the very pretty boxouts (and thus vital details about the "taint" - snigger). It looks very splendid in the magazine. (Unfortunately an RPS review will be a while coming as our attempts to get review code were not responded to.) It's a tremendous game, in many senses of…

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Age of Panic: Dragon Age Compo

Over the weekend the Dragon Age pre-loading has started, meaning if you pre-order it - er - it'll start downloading. Early. And similar. Anyway, to celebrate this momentous event, Direct2Drive have given us five copies of the Digital Deluxe Edition to give away to you. Our fine readers. So it's compo time! To secure your copy of this much anticipated game, you have to use…

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Drunk & Disdwarvely: New Dragon Age Trailer

First of all, I'm very sorry for the headline. Moving on. The Dragon Age trailers, they will not stop. The latest is the reveal of the Dwarven potential party member Oghren, a fighter who can join your gang. As you'll see in the trailer below, he's brash, rude, and partial to the odd drink or seven, and at odds with the political state of his…

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Dragon Age: Assassination Character

Bioware's fantasy epic is trundling towards us like a siege tower made of conversation trees and noisy metal, and we're starting to get a few glimpses of the characters in detail. One such glimpse, a video show-casing Zevran The Asssassin, possibly Dragon Age's stabbiest character, sits below the click. I've also posted a small gallery of the latest screenshots, which you can click upon for…

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And Things Of Dragon Age: Origins

After our last rather cynical few comment thread chats about Dragon Age, a source from within EA (who will have to remain anonymous) got in touch to say that the cynics were wrong, and that the game really is the modern equivalent of the famed Baldur's Gate games. It is, our source insists, one of the great RPGs. Do we believe them? I mean, it's…

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RPS At E3: Dragon Age – Origins

There were surprisingly few disappointments at E3 this year. Most trips behind a closed door revealed something new and exciting, or reinforced enthusiasm for an ongoing project. EA's demonstration of Dragon Age sadly did not. If the content shown was indicative, it seems reasonable to worry about with the forthcoming old-school fantasy RPG. I'm just hoping it was not.

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Dragon Age Interview Plus Magic Book’em, Danno.

What interesting timing. A few weeks ago I talked to Dragon Age's designer Mike Laidlaw at a press event. It has just gone up on Eurogamer. Of course, this ties in to the uproar around the recent violence trailer. I found myself eye-brow raising a little in the PR-line which Bioware seem to be following with this too, but when pressed Mike defended the mature…

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Draconian Dragon Slain: Dragon Age DRM Free

A spot of interesting news regarding Dragon Age: Origins. Bioware and EA have announced that the game will be coming out without Securom DRM, or any other form, beyond an old-fashioned disc check before loading. This means the old-skool fantasy RPG won't require any online authentication at all, and thus will have no install limits. Another sign of EA's changing mind about game protection.Blues News…

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Into The Fire: Dragon Age Battle Footage

Dragon Age is a fantasy RPG. No, it's true. It's being made by Bioware and everything. Still don't believe me? Well I have irrefutable evidence placed just beyond the cut: a battle to save a town from two different perspectives. Big Man With Sword and Wizard Girl, respectively. There's even a pause in the action while orders are issued to the rest of the party.…

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12 years ago

Dragon Age: Origins: Origins

Below the jump is a pleasantly long video showing off Dragon Age's conversations, from the perspective of a few different races, and demonstrating the difference that various origin stories will make. Some of the acting is quite a relief - a good degree better than in other videos we've seen of the game. And extremely British, which I hadn't realised. (And amazingly, actually British actors,…

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Dragon Age: Origins ‘Dev Walkthrough’

The two sizable videos that lie beyond the cut contain a wide expanse of Dragon Age information, with tonnes of in-game footage. There's plenty of time spent in the game world, looking at quests, conversations and so on - far more detail of the general RPG stuff than we've seen previously. It's spoilerific, obviously, but the amount of detail covered in the two pieces certainly…

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